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FAEA Awards

The Florida Art Education Association’s rationale for presenting annual awards is:

To recognize individuals within the membership who have achieved the highest level of professionalism in art education; and
To show appreciation for individuals or organizations that have contributed their services in an exemplary way to the association and to the professional goals we share.

2020 FAEA Award Nominations

FAEA invites all members to participate in the nomination process to elect individuals that they believe offer outstanding contributions to art education.

Nominations are now closed.

Information needed to start and complete the nomination:

  • Nominee's Name, Workplace, Position, Email, and Phone Number(s)
  • Nominee's Supervisor's Name and Email 
  • Nominee's Bio (150 word limit)
  • Statement about the Nominee made by the nominator
  • Completed Vita Form (as applicable)
  • Letter of Support
  • Nominee's Headshot (JPEG)

Submit Nomination

The FAEA Awards Committee will screen the nominations for eligibility and a panel of judges will select award recipients. Nominees to receive awards will be notified by the President in early fall. Each award winner will be honored at the annual FAEA Conference and listed in the conference program, winter issue of Fresh Paint, and on the FAEA website.

2020 Award Nominations


2019 FAEA Award Winners

Florida’s Outstanding Art Educator 
of the Year Award
Linda Mangual
Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Miami Beach, Florida

Lifetime Achievement Award
Evelyn Starkey Davila
Weston, Florida

Career Service Award
Bobbie Brubaker
Armory Arts Center
West Palm Beach, Florida

Elementary Art Educator of the Year Award
Britt Feingold
Hammock Pointe Elementary School
Boca Raton, Florida

Middle School Art Educator of the Year Award
Anna Weiss
Highland Oaks Middle School
Miami, Florida

Secondary Art Educator of the Year Award
Andrea Goodson
Lakeland High School
Lakeland, Florida

Supervisor/Administrator of the Year Award
Christy Garton
Orange County Public Schools
Sanford, Florida

Principal/Administrator of the Year Award
Dr. Rachel Shelley
Booker High School
Sarasota, Florida

June Hinckley Art Educator Award of Excellence
Valerie M. King
Howard Middle School
Orlando, Florida

Special Needs Award
Patrice Kennedy
Oak Park School
Sarasota, Florida

New Professional Award
Zahra Farooq
West Lakes Preparatory Academy
Miami, Florida

Retired Art Educator Award
Bonnie Bernau
Gainesville, Florida

Charles Dorn High School Student 
Award of Excellence
Charlotte Bayly
Clearwater High School
Clearwater, Florida

Distinguished Service Award
Cathi Rivera
Miami, Florida

Community Service/Institution/Corporate Award
Francine M. Andersen
Cultural Affairs Office of Miami-Dade County
Miami, Florida

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